Simbaboy's Easy Living (MI)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I have heard of Sprinter Mercedes disaster $$$ stories. So yes, leaning towards an ecoboost Transit but will wait until Amazon has their fill of electric Transits before I buy one. The prices on used units are about $10K higher at the moment.

    Imu
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    id just special order a new one and wait. 99% of dealers don’t add additional mark up on a ordered unit.

    spec it the way you want, and be the first one to rip a juicy curry fart in it.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    plus @simbaboy if you keep it anywhere near as long as your last van, you might as well order exactly what YOU want.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    That is a very good point.
    We bought the last van (A Cobra Chevy Van Conversion) new and it had over 350k Miles when we gave it away. No regrets and it didn't owe us a thing.
    Imu
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    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    A fantastic Fall day in Mid-Michigan.

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Soon after a big rivalry game (MSU Sparty won a biggie) I went for a celebratory ride.
    It had been raining on and off all day and there was a mild drizzle during my ride.

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  8. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    The Tee-dub looks good muddy!
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Just came across this a bit ago,

    At 3:00 he talks about the wind tunnels, I've never seen those.:dirtdog

    At 10:00 a good visual on going around that 'corner'.

    At 11:30 a memorial plaque?:ear




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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Been there a gazillion times and have not seen 'the wind tunnels' nor the plaque.

    Excellent video with drone footage without drawing any attention to the drone. Seriously
    Well done video.

    Many of us have walked around the corner onto the mesa many times. However, I stopped doing that two years ago.

    Definitely will keep this on the agenda for 'Moab April 2022' .

    Thank you for posting.

    Imu
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    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    We definitely need to see the "wind tunnels." I'd like to see that plaque for the sheriff too.

    It's been a while since I've been all the way out to the corner...
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Lately I have been thinking a lot about getting a new bike (yeah, its old news as I have written about this urge before).
    The two bikes I think about are The Africa Twin DCT or the New 2022 KLR 650.
    But then I just convince myself to go for a ride on a bike I already own and the urge for a new bike goes away. At least it goes away for a bit.

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    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    I think if you tried hard enough, you could clear a space for one more bike in that garage!
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Minister Of Finance and Domestic Affairs gave me the go ahead.
    She said "As long as you don't sell any of my bikes"
    But The Minister Of Cheapness and Sensibilities is wavering.......

    Imu

    Being sensible and responsible sucks.......

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    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    What part of sensible and responsible goes with dirt bikes?
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    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Unless you fall into a deal too good to turn down, I’d suggest waiting a little while longer. I think motorcycle prices are still inflated due to COVID demand, though they have stabilized quite a bit. This is generally less of an issue if you go out and buy something new, like a ‘22 KLR. I’m waiting for all the pandemic purchased motorcycles (amongst other recreational equipment) to flood the market sometime in the next 18 months when those folks figure out they don’t really ride much.

    Ignore the above if you are thinking about a Beta 390 RR-S. In that case you should make the purchase immediately. Just put me down for first dibs when you want to sell it for a loss.
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Another vid of the loop I've never taken...

    I've done Onion Creek plenty of times with Imu, including that "double back" looking for the prick that ditched us.:flip Only to find that ass in town at the McD laughing at us as we rode in.


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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I have ridden the loop with @ScotsFire but we started in The La Sals and came out on OC trail. Lots of fun.

    I remember that time when we said nobody leaves the trail without letting at least one person know. The Dick Head did and we had to go looking for him. He was enjoying a meal at McD while we were hurting. He was not invited back.

    Imu
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    I remember that time when we said nobody leaves the trail without letting at least one person know. The Dick Head did and we had to go looking for him. He was enjoying a meal at McD while we were hurting. He was not invited back.

    Imu

    I remember that day! The only time I ever saw you angry, and with good reason. Ben
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    @freetime
    Ben, we are in the planning stages for 'Moab April 2022' (April 3rd to April 10th).
    I will include you in the next Group email. I have sent you a PM as I can't find your email address on my newish computer.
    Imu
    p.s actually found it: [email protected]